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Friday, 23 October 2020

Cong rakes up Yogeshwar’s anti-quota tweet 2 years back

Tribune News Service

Gohana, October 22

Congress Dalit legislators have condemned BJP candidate for the Baroda byelection Yogeshwar Dutt for his two-year-old anti-reservation tweet.

"It is unfortunate that Dutt, who became the DSP because of the sports quota and availed himself of financial support, questioned the reservation for Dalits and backward classes, which is their constitutional right," MLA Geeta Bhukkal told the media in Gohana today.


Yogeshwar Dutt, BJP candidate

Not against reservation

I have never been against reservation for Dalits. I stand with the deprived sections of society. Every person, who cannot make ends meet, must get reservation. The Congress has no agenda in the bypoll. So it is dividing the society on caste lines.


Other Congress legislators Shakuntla Khatak, Balbir Valmiki, Jaiveer Valmiki and Varun Mulana were also present at the press conference.

They said Dalits and backward classes would boycott Dutt during the bypoll.

On September 6, 2018, he had tweeted, "If ministers, teachers, engineers and doctors remain backward and poor even after taking the benefit of reservation, such unsuccessful law should be immediately revoked."

Yogeshwar Dutt had later deleted the tweet.

Former Education Minister Bhukkal said, "The BJP nominee talked about reservation on economic basis. He is unaware that Haryana, under the leadership of Bhupinder Singh Hooda, was the first state in the country to give reservation on economic basis. Besides, the Congress government had extended the benefit of reservation to other underprivileged sections of society."

"The devious design of the BJP and the RSS is to end reservation for Dalits and backward classes. It is up to the people to decide whether such people should be voted in or out," she added.

from The Tribune

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